POETRY FORMAT, 16 July 2012
by Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service
To Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice, more dignity you can bring
When interpersonal/intergroup hostility and aggression you dignifyingly help resolve
When songs of constructive conflict resolution and communicative dignity you can sing
And by helping disputing parties agree on a fair solution, humiliating acts you dissolve.
To our work on the nature, structure, variation, uses and effects of language, dignity we can bring
When practices of linguistic discrimination, inequality and injustice we help prevent or reduce
When songs of communicative dignity and communicative peace we help language users sing
And also show language educators everywhere how materials for dignifying purposes to produce.
Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. Author of Criatividade no Ensino de Inglês, a resource book. São Paulo: DISAL Editora, 2004. Co-founder: The World Dignity University initiative.
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